Wondering whether to come in for an Adjustment Post Quarantine?
Now that we’ve reopened our doors (and the world is slowly re-opening theirs), I’m sure you have a lot of mixed feelings about whether you want to risk venturing out into the world when there are still so many unknowns about COVID-19.
When you found out we’ve opened, and it sounded really enticing because…”Wow, could my spine use some love, especially from sitting hour after hour working from home combined with the stress of homeschooling the kids, not getting to go to the gym and no hugs for over two months!”
And then that cautious brain of yours probably added, “But the recommendation is to still stay home and only go out for necessities. Do I really want to take the risk to go get an adjustment?”
Let’s talk a little bit about what we know about the power of a Network Spinal Chiropractic adjustment at Way of Life…
The gentle touch of a Network adjustment teaches your nervous system to move out of the fight-or-flight or “survival mode” of our nervous system and back into the rest-and-restore or “healing mode.” When the body is stuck in survival mode, our reptilian brain is activated and we become reactive, on edge, and tense since our body is literally telling our brains that we are in imminent danger. More importantly, when we are in survival mode our bodies can’t focus on healing or immunity because they are focused on protecting us from more “pressing” dangers (like if we were running from a predator).
While COVID may feel like a scary predator lurking around the corner waiting to attack, it isn’t. It’s a virus. And which part of your nervous system do you think is going to be more effective in protecting you from a virus? Your reactive, reptilian, run-from-the-predator part of your nervous system or the part of your nervous system that is responsible for keeping your immune system and all your body’s innate healing capabilities running optimally?
And which part of your immune system do you think has been running the show these last few months as you sit at home, worrying about this virus and the unknowns of the future and you watch the news that loves making everything more horrific and sensational than it actually even is? Definitely not the restorative part, I can tell you that with all authority!
We can stay home, social distance, wash our hands, and wear masks until the cows come home (and we should continue to be doing all of those things), but at the end of the day, the thing that will give you the most protection from Coronavirus (and any other illnesses for that matter), is an optimally functioning immune system. And a healthy immune system starts with a healthy nervous system.
So our doors are opened, our masks are on, our tables are continually sanitized, and our hugs are energetic (for now). We only want what’s best for your physical and emotional health…and that’s why we do everything we do and why we’re here for you at this challenging time on planet earth.